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Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles

  • 00:00 - 6 July, 2012
Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles
Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles, © George Dupin
© George Dupin

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Text description provided by the architects. Maison L « A house as a small town »

Less than half an hour's drive west from Paris city center, designed as an extension of a private residence to an 18th-century structure, sought to provide every family member with a private realm. The roughly 5000 m2 plot of old trees called for a project that would leave the spacious ground predominantly untouched.

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

The design foresaw an amorphous plinth storey with curved stone walls heaped up with earth and used as a general living area. Local building regulations only allow one single building with a gabled or hipped roof. However, in exceptional cases, flat roofs, as long as they do not exceed 25m2 each (e.g. : garages), can be provided.

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

Thus, projecting above the accessible planted roof five tower-like volumes have been argued and actually implemented. Positioned to frame a specific perspective of the site, each « tower » houses a dressing room and storage space (ground floor), bathroom (1st floor) and a bedroom (2nd floor).

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

House and landscape are intimately interwoven, boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred: The south-eastern facade emerges out of a complex topography between the house and its landscape. Carved towards every entrance in the glazing the river-bed-shaped, undulating terrain distorts, blending the construction into nature.

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

Cite: "Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles" 06 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/250713/maison-l-christian-pottgiesser-architectures-possibles/> ISSN 0719-8884
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